Friday, January 13, 2012

Ponytail Veil (hairstyle)

Hey everybody!
Today I'm going to show you a hairstyle that's called a Ponytail Veil. It's really simple and really easy. All you need is a LOT of tiny clear elastics!
Although a rat-tail comb wouldn't hurt.

Start off by taking your front section and clipping the rest of your hair back

Now, let's get started!
1-divide your front section into 6 sections.
2-put a clear elastic on the end of the section,
make it tight and (to avoid puffy-ness) as close to the scalp as you can.
3-take a section and split it in half. Take another section next to it and split it in half too.
4-Bring them together and fasten with a clear elastic.

Continue doing this until your veil covers as much of your hair as you like. It should look a little bit like this:

 I wanted to kick it up a notch, and added a flower at the bottom. I absolutely love this, even though I say so myself :)

What I love about this is that you can do so much with it.  If you're going somewhere fancy you could do a low bun, a chignon or simply curl the rest of your hair!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bracelet DIY

Hey guys!
today I'm going to show you how I made this really cool bracelet out of a couple of beads and yarn.
It was sooo easy!

It looks like this:

So, what you'll need is some yarn and beads.
I used small golden beads on a loose thread.

First you have to cut 50" of yarn, find the middle and make a loop(see picture). Then I'd take another (shorter) piece of yarn and put it through the loop and tie it around something heavy so that the bracelet will stay in place while you make it, it'll make the whole process a lot easier!

Now the fun can begin!
step 0: attach the thread -with the beads on it- to the loop
step 1: place a bead in the right spot and take one of the yarn-threads
and put it over the other creating a loop, so it kind of looks like a "q"
step 2-3: then take the end of the same thread and pull it through the loop
step 4: make sure it's tight enough
step 5: then place another bead and repeat!

after you've done that for a while it should look something like this:

You like? I do :)
When you've made a long enough piece so that it fits your hand, sew the ends together or place another bigger bead on one end and then you already have a loop on the other :)

Now you're finished!!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Head jewelry DIY

Hey guys!
I have an exciting do-it-yourself project.
I'm going to show you how I made a piece of head jewelry out of
3 old necklaces. they were broken anyways:

These pictures inspired me:

and my favorite..

To start you'll need :
-3 old necklace-chains. They don't have to look exactly the same. Mine are all different, and I love it)
-a jump ring
-some kind of stone, or anything you want really:)
-something to close the jump ring and to cut the chains

Next you should thread the chains up on the jump ring and close it

Then you have to adjust the length of the chains so that the "sides" will be just a little bit shorter (in my case). Just make sure not to cut them too short! Then you have to tie them together at the back. It doesn't really matter if it doesn't look perfect cause no one will really see it as long as you don't put it on backwards ;)

Last but not least, I glued a pretty little stone in the middle :)

So there you have it! It takes about 5-10 minutes -after you find necklaces-
and then you just have to let the clue dry.

I absolutely love this. Especially the fact that it cost me absolutely nothing!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Waterfall Braid

Hey guys!
I'm going to show you a hairstyle I did this morning, the waterfall braid. It's not very complicated but I had to do this a couple of times before I got it right!

Here is a link to a youtube-video that shows you excactly how to do the braid:

my little sister -whom I love to death- was going to a birthday party and I decided to do the waterfall braid on both sides, connecting them at the back :)

-First, divide your hair evenly into two sections, since you will be doing the braid on both sides.

-Then make three sections on one side of your head.
Make sure not to do this too low.

-Then just braid away! I found it very useful to have her hold the sections I "dropped".

-Then I did the same on the other side of her head but you could just leave it like that.

-Then I took a clear elastic and connected the two braids. I think that if you'd braid from there down, it look really good too!

If you want to curl your hair, I'd recommend
doing so at this point :)
Have fun!

New Year's!

Happy new year everybody!!
In Iceland we go all out on fireworks at new year's so last night was a PERFECT opportunity to take amazing pictures! I want to show you just a few ..

This one(above), was really fun. And it's so simple! just take a couple of sparklers and move them quickly while taking the picture!

Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Snow

Hey guys!
Today we had this amazing winter snow.
Apparantly we haven't had this much snow for 27 years!
So I decided to take a few pictures! Well, a lot actually...

Here are a few of my favorites:

This tree looked like straight out of a story book so..

I edited the picture in picasa, made it black & white

Then I put the lyrics of the Christmas song all over the picture and this is what it looked like:

Finally, I printed the picture and put it in a white frame I got at ikea and..

(it's a bit clearer than on the pictures though)

ohh I just love snow!